West Ham United now face competition from Liverpool for the signing of Johan Bakayoko this summer.

According to Rik Elfrink, Liverpool have made an enquiry for the 20-year-old PSV Eindhoven winger – a player wanted by West Ham in the summer transfer window.

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Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to add more pace to his front-line at the London Stadium this summer. West Ham are casting their net far and wide though, with moves for Jeremy Doku and Mohammed Kudus believed to be in the pipeline.

That’s a good job, because signing Bakayoko may well prove to be difficult now…

Liverpool reportedly could now beat West Ham to Johan Bakayoko

Rik Elfrink reckons that the Reds have made their interest in the fleet-footed winger known to PSV Eindhoven.

It’s little wonder why the Belgian is so highly coveted – he’s made a huge impression with PSV in the Eredivisie already.

The Dutch journalist tweeted:

Whoever signs Bakayoko this summer will be getting a seriously good player, with frightening potential.

The youngster bagged nine goals and six assists in 39 games for PSV last season (Transfermarkt).

Whilst Bakayoko is completely unproven in the Premier League, he certainly possesses all the skills needed to succeed in England’s top flight.

I would love the Belgium international to join West Ham this summer, but it seems as though Liverpool could beat us to the punch. What a shame that would be.

That said, if Moyes manages to bring in either Kudus or Doku, it would massively soften the blow of missing out on Bakayoko.


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